The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and Other Fairytales The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and Other Fairytales

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and Other Fairytales

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Publisher Description

"Feminist fairytales, timeless stories."

Meet a horse that tells only lies, wolves who speak of curses, and a magical raven who utters riddles.

"A Dash of Magic, and a Hint of Wicked."

From the landscapes of medieval castles, modern skyscrapers, and Regency ballrooms, this short story collection features strong female leads and women saving themselves. 

"A literary glass of bourbon after a long day."

A powerful debut book by Byrd Nash.

WARNING: This collection draws upon the original fairytale source material and is Grimm-esque. It will not be suitable for all readers.


The Wicked Wolves of Windsor

"I'm not going to eat you," said the wolf as he kept pace with the bicycle. "I only want to talk."

Between the wicked wolves of the Wild Hunt and her violent father, Doireann needs all of her wits to survive. A dark retelling of Red Riding Hood in a magical fantasy England, post WWI.

The Queen's Favorite

Feeling the rough scaliness of his hand, the queen could only whisper, "The witch lies, sire. Who knows what mischief she wanted to cause between us?"

Queen Elaine and her talking horse must speak the truth to free themselves from a monster. An empowering tale of surviving domestic violence set in a medieval landscape.

A Society of Heartless Women

Murder, betrayal, and revenge is in fashion in this Jane Austen horror satire set in Regency Bath, England.

Granny Starseed

Between drownings and gunfire, when will granny leave? A hippy witch and her talking raven upset the lives of her family when she comes to visit their suburban home.

Milking Time

A magical fantasy set in Regency England, where a not-so-ordinary farm girl duels a sorcerer.

The Prince Learns a Lesson

A graduate student is given an impossible task: transform a spoiled prince within three days. A contemporary magical fairytale.

Fiction & Literature
November 2
Rook and Castle Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Lilu’s Library ,

No damsels in distress here...

It has been awhile since I read a collage of short stories...Oh, how I love giving words a different twist! Fairytales. I love fairytales. I have always been intrigued by the premise of a hidden pearl of wisdom within these stories and The Wicked Wolves of Windsor did not disappoint! What I noticed straight away was that in all of the stories the main character was female and a strong one at that. No damsels in distress here. I slowly devoured each of these tales, savoring every sentence and each word till I found what I was searching for...that pearl of wisdom.

My favorites? The tale of The Wicked Wolves of Windsor puts a different spin on the story of Red Riding Hood that is both perceptive and speaks of self reliance...and, perhaps, second chances. In A Society of Heartless Women, there is a bit of Holmes mixed in with the persnickety high society attitudes of Austen and the Bronte sisters...Jane Erye comes to mind. The ending...I didn’t see that one coming. Last of all is Granny Starseed who has no easy task to find a way to blend youthful zest for life with adults who have lost the magic of believing. Oh! I almost forgot to mention that there’s a raven...a touch of Poe! What more can you ask for? I mean, you’ve got a big bad wolf, Holmes, Austen, the Bronte sisters and Edgar Allan Poe! Byrd Nash has most certainly put together a collage of fairytales that speaks to all of us who may have grown up but still believes in magic...

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